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Barack Obama’s first week as president

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January 23, 2009
Eight years ago, President Obama was just settling into the Oval Office and was working on issues ranging from withdrawing troops from Iraq to closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center to turning around a stalled economy.
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Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

January 24, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump upended America’s traditional, bipartisan trade policy on Monday as he formally abandoned the ambitious, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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From President to Citizen Obama: A Mixed Legacy

January 20, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Historians will spend years studying Obama’s two terms. But in the interim, the outgoing president kept his eyes on his own record.
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President Obama's parting message: Hope

January 19, 2017
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama closed his presidency on a note of optimism Wednesday.
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President Obama's final press conference

January 18, 2017
President Barack Obama conducts the final press conference of his presidency. He is expected to address questions about his decision to commute the sentence of former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to WikiLeaks.
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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence

January 18, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Sarah Wheaton | POLITICO
President Obama has commuted the sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, a move that cuts decades off her 35-year sentence for leaking classified information.
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How the Presidency Changed Obama

January 17, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
In the beginning, there was hope. A racial barrier shattered. An anxious nation eager to turn the page on foreign war and economic hardship. And the audacious plans of a new president.
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